Refusing to go the predictable retro route with its 1312cc cruiser, the 2016 Honda Stateline has extremely clean lines with little adornment.Yes, you get chrome in appropriate places, but simplicity is the name of the Stateline’s game. Fat tires give the Stateline sure handling, even with a serious 33 degrees of rake and a wheelbase approaching six feet.
The suspension has four inches of travel at both ends, so normal road imperfections can be absorbed. The 4.4-gallon fuel tank gives the Stateline a predicted range of over 200 miles between fill-ups. ABS is a $1000 option.Read our Honda Stateline Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 Honda Stateline Specs:
Engine: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore x stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Valve train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Final Drive: Shaft
Front suspension: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear suspension: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front brake: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
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